Comments on: Chris Carter starts his career with 11 consecutive 0-hit games http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8349 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Frank Clingenpeel http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8349/comment-page-1#comment-52168 Fri, 24 Sep 2010 04:53:49 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8349#comment-52168 Would this be too premature to post a "Chris Carter and the Hall of Fame" type of post {LOL}

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By: Frank Clingenpeel http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8349/comment-page-1#comment-52167 Fri, 24 Sep 2010 04:51:38 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8349#comment-52167 @17:

Whether this was true or not, rumor had it at the time that someone's grits were on the line for signing Mays away from the Black Barons when he was such a bust. But then, Leo Durocher was always on someone's bad list in the front office for one reason or another. As much as I hated New York {the Dodgers, Giants and Yankees}, I always enjoyed watching the Lip squeak through -- and, like the case with Mays, emerge making the nay-sayers look like idiots.

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By: Zack http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8349/comment-page-1#comment-52166 Fri, 24 Sep 2010 04:50:25 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8349#comment-52166 @17 - Hitting .477 at AAA will grant you some leniency, I suspect. And as Frank pointed out, Durocher liked him.

And that was the end of Bobby Thompson playing center. Bumped Bobby Thompson from CF to LF, Whitey Lockman from LF to 1B, Monte Irvin from 1B to RF/LF/1B, and RF Jack Maguire never played another inning for the Giants. All to get Mays his spot in CF.

But hey - Chris Carter!!

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By: Neil L http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8349/comment-page-1#comment-52087 Fri, 24 Sep 2010 01:18:18 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8349#comment-52087 @11 @14
Frank and Zack. So interesting about Willie Mays...... What was it about him that made an organization leave him in the lineup after a slow start to his career?

On the Chris Carter watch, his slugging is up to 0.175 as of tonight after 42 PA. Is he a bust or the next real deal?

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By: eorns http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8349/comment-page-1#comment-52070 Fri, 24 Sep 2010 00:11:59 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8349#comment-52070 Man, Vic Harris began 0-for-35 and 1-for-44. It's hard to go much lower than an .023 average! Even after this, though, he only hit .176 in 151 PA, finishing at .140. Amazingly, Texas made him a regular the next year, playing 152 games and posting a respectable 90 OPS+, well above his career 66. In 1981 he went to Japan and hit 22 homers, 9 more than his 579-game MLB total of 13! Jeez, how many would Albert hit there??

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By: Eric Schwartz http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8349/comment-page-1#comment-52046 Thu, 23 Sep 2010 22:36:59 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8349#comment-52046 What about Lucas Duda for this year's Mets? He started off 1-33 before coming to life.

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By: Zack http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8349/comment-page-1#comment-51937 Thu, 23 Sep 2010 16:28:14 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8349#comment-51937 @ 11: In Mays 0-for-12, only 1 K.

And (and I didn't know this until 38 seconds ago), after that 0-12 ended with the famous HR off Spahn, he went 0-for-10 again in the next 3 games before he started hitting with any consistency.

By the time he was (in total) 1-for-23 going into his 8th game, that HR must have seemed like a distant memory.

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By: barkfart http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8349/comment-page-1#comment-51915 Thu, 23 Sep 2010 14:54:10 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8349#comment-51915 I think the A's want their cup of coffee back.

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By: Frank Clingenpeel http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8349/comment-page-1#comment-51913 Thu, 23 Sep 2010 14:50:30 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8349#comment-51913 I stand corrected on the strikeouts...still, don't give up on the kid quite yet.

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By: Frank Clingenpeel http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8349/comment-page-1#comment-51912 Thu, 23 Sep 2010 14:48:39 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8349#comment-51912 The Giants had a kid once who Durocher was really high on, but started out ice cold as well.

And, unlike Carter {Or Carter, or Carter for that matter}, Willie Mays had more than his fair share of Ks during that period as well, if memory serves. My advice would be not to stick the fork in Carter quite yet; he ain't done by a long shot.

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